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Australian Council for Educational Research, 2020
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres. Since it was established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policymakers and professional practitioners. Throughout 2018-19, ACER continued to expand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Achievement Tests
Lo Bianco, Joseph – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2009
It is an underlying principle of Australian Education Review (AER) 54 that active efforts should be made to cultivate the latent bilingual potential within Australia's wider population and that this should be linked to major improvements in the quality of language teaching in schools. A combined approach of this kind will require investment in…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Academic Persistence, Language Role, Ideology
Curtis, David D. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This report examines the vocational education and training (VET) pathways pursued by young people since leaving school. It investigates the characteristics of those who pursue VET, their persistence in those programs, and the labour force and related outcomes that they experience following their VET participation. The investigation uses data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Career Education, Technical Education
Marks, Gary N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This report investigates the effect of post-secondary education and training on the occupation and earnings of young people. The majority of young Australians undertake further education and training after leaving school; understanding the pathways that they follow, and the impact of different types of experience on the early career can help young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Role of Education
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2008
This "Briefing" presents information about the initial tertiary education experiences, such as satisfaction with aspects of student life and changes to initial enrolments, of two groups of young people, based on two recent Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research reports. One study focused on the first year experiences of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Research, Adult Education
Lamb, Stephen; Vickers, Margaret – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2006
Vocational education and training (VET) represents one of the most significant reforms to the senior secondary curriculum in Australian schools over recent decades. Introduced to expand curricular options and provide work-based training and qualifications, the numbers of students participating in VET have more than trebled since the mid-1990s.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
Hillman, Kylie – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examined the experiences of young people during their first year of tertiary education. The data used in this report are drawn from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), which study the progress of cohorts of young Australians as they make the transition from secondary school to work and further education and training,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education
Khoo, Siek Toon; Ainley, John – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report examines the relationship between students' attitudes to school and intentions to participate in education and training, and the influence of these attitudes and intentions on participation in Year 12 and in further education and training. Students' attitudes to school, educational intentions and attainments are considered in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Participation, High School Students, Foreign Countries
Thomson, Sue – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This research study investigated the patterns of course choice in Year 12, and the consequences of these choices. The literature has pointed to differences in curriculum participation according to background variables such as social background and gender. If these choices lead to different but equal outcomes then there is no problem: there are…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Course Selection (Students), Postsecondary Education, Student Participation
Marks, Gary N. – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2005
This report focuses on Year 12 students who apply to go to university but are not offered a place. This group is commonly referred to as indicating a level of unmet demand for university. The size and nature of the group are potentially important considerations in planning higher education. The report compares the Applied, no offer group with…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Young Adults, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Background
Penman, Robyn – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2004
Longitudinal studies such as LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) give a clear picture of what young people are up to at any point in time and of the pathways they took to get there. The capacity to follow the same young people over time means that factors influencing their pathways and outcomes can be identified, and changes in the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Course Selection (Students)